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Anchors Aweigh (1945)

Passed | | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical | August 1945 (USA)
Two sailors, one naive, the other experienced in the ways of the world, on liberty in Los Angeles, is the setting for this movie musical.

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Cast

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José Iturbi
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Police Sergeant (as 'Rags' Ragland)
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Cafe Manager
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Admiral Hammond
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Carlos (as Carlos Ramirez)
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Police Captain
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Bertram Kraler
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Admiral's Aide
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Little Girl Dancer
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Radio Cop
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Two sailors, one naive, the other experienced in the ways of the world, on liberty in Los Angeles, is the setting for this movie musical. Written by Stewart M. Clamen <clamen@cs.cmu.edu>

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On waves of song, laughter and romance! See more »


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Passed | See all certifications »
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Leven anclas  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

According to their campaign ribbons, besides the Silver Star, the characters depicted by Kelly and Sinatra earned an American Campaign medal for deployment outside the continental United States, and an Asiatic Pacific medal for service in that theater of operations. See more »

Goofs

When Frank Sinatra sings "Brahm's Lullaby" to Dean Stockwell he turns off the the overhead lamp. A split-second later a light is turned on to simulate moonlight in the background window. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Admiral Hammond: On behalf of your commanding officer I'm sure I can tell Mr. Jose Iturbi that the officers and crew of ship are grateful to him for coming here, to lead our naval bands in this ceremony.
José Iturbi: Along with every other civilian, it is I who am grateful to you, and to all the men in the United States navy.
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Connections

Referenced in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Once More, with Feeling (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

If You Knew Susie
(1925) (uncredited)
Music by Joseph Meyer
Lyrics by Buddy G. DeSylva
Sung by Frank Sinatraand Gene Kelly
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the dancing debut of Jerry Mouse
7 December 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Famous for the scene where Gene Kelly dances a duet with Jerry Mouse, this zippy musical is also the one where Kathryn Grayson trills 'Jealousy', and Frank Sinatra sings in the arena of a thousand pianos ('I Fall in Love Too Easily'). Grayson is a young mother who wants more than anything else to be in the movies. Her little boy (Dean Stockwell, who would turn up much later in TV's Quantum Leap) wants to join the US forces, and so he meets sailors Kelly and Sinatra heading out for a bit of leave. There are some echoes of 'On the Town' in this movie, but not enough to spoil the mix.


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